Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program is available to eligible families who live, work or go to school in Fayetteville. This program will provide help for low- to moderate-income families with childcare expenses. 

Eligible participants may be approved for up to 12 monthly payments for childcare assistance, which will be made directly from the City to licensed childcare facilities in Fayetteville.

How Do I Apply?

Updated March 27, 2023: No longer accepting applications

Applications are no longer being accepted for this program because funding, based on actual and estimated commitments, has been exhausted. 

For more information and to request an application, contact Community Resources via email at or by phone at 479-575-8260.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet all the following criteria to be considered for eligibility: 

  • Lives, works, or goes to school in Fayetteville
  • Applicant's child is enrolled in a properly licensed childcare facility located within the City of Fayetteville.
  • Meets low- to moderate-income guidelines

Additional Information

How is this Program Funded?

The City of Fayetteville received a total of $17,911,418 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury to help address community needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program was approved at the Dec. 6, 2022, Fayetteville City Council meeting with an appropriation of $500,000 from the City’s ARPA funding. An additional $1,500,000 was appropriated at the Feb. 7, 2023, City Council meeting.